Patterns in Zika Virus Testing and Infection, by Report of Symptoms and Pregnancy Status

During January 3–March 5, 2016, Zika virus testing was performed in the United States for 4,534 people who traveled to or moved from areas with active Zika virus transmission; 3,335 (73.6%) were pregnant women. Among 1,541 people who received testing and reported symptoms, 182 (11.8%) had confirmed Zika virus infection. Only seven asymptomatic pregnant women (0.3%) had confirmed Zika virus infection. These data suggest that in the current U.S. setting, the likelihood of Zika virus infection among asymptomatic people is low.

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Sharoda Dasgupta, PhD; Sarah Reagan-Steiner, MD; Dana Goodenough, MPH; et al.
MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2016;65(Early Release)

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The Source Newsletter

The Network has now been transfered to the National Association for Public Safety Infection Control Officers - NAPSICO.

NAPSICO offers The Source newsletter to members of the Infection Control Network. This bimonthly newsletter comes in two editions to help keep Network members abreast of current infection control issues. One newsletter is tailored for the medical and dental community and the other for law enforcement, fire/rescue, and ambulance service personnel.

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Are Antibacterial Soaps Safe?

Are Antibacterial Soaps Safe? Companies say there's no cause for alarm, but studies suggest they may be dangerous. Now the FDA is preparing to rule. 

Is the quest for clean doing more harm than good?

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